Elderberry

Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra

Botanical Name:
Sambucus nigra

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Family:

Adoxaceae

Appearance:

Shrub of 4-5 m high, with the bush crown and the branches with the marrow more developed than other wood species.

The leaves are opposite, with the sharp, irregular toothed tip.

The flowers, arranged in flat umbrellas, are small, with a white corolla and detach easily.

Origins:

  • Europe

Active constituents:

  • Rutoside, essential oil, ethyl, isobutyl, sugars, mucilages, heterosides, cyanogen, vitamin C.

Healing properties:

Flowers are used for sweat in feverish conditions, in respiratory viral infections and flu. Fruits, under different preparations, have the same recommendations as cranberry fruits.

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